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verb [transitive] formal exert pronunciation in American English /ɪɡˈzɜrt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleexerting
past tenseexerted
past participleexerted
  1. 1
    to use influence, authority, or power in order to affect or achieve something
    exert influence/pressure/control:

    A well-funded national organization would be able to exert more influence in Congress.

    the inadequate degree of control exerted by some parents over their children



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